Tuesday, 20 September 2016

7 types of people in Nigerian weddings



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Saturdays have become synonymous with weddings. It is day when the groom and bride make their vows to become one and cherish each other. The whole ambience, the colours , the food, the MC, the brides family, the groom family, friends, relations etc add to the success of the day. Some blogs even rub it on the faces of single people with fairy tale weddings that they publish.  That being said, Nigerian weddings can be filled with dramas behind the scenes. Well...there are some regular people you will find at almost every wedding ceremony, here is my list:


1. The brother/Sister of the bride(groom) that is overly busy. He or She is just everywhere coordinating, arranging, running errands, serving food, organising. In short they are everywhere. All guests admire his/ her efforts and see him/her as too efficient. The award for the hard worker goes to them.

2. The glutton: These set of people forgot to eat from home so they start hustling to be served food. They forgot their manners and allow hunger to remove their dignity.  For this people, their motto is me first before others. When served, they satisfy themselves before thinking of other people at the table.

3. The Bitter Aunty: This woman assumes that every single lady present is an enemy of progress. You can’t dance with the couple because she forms an unnecessary banner over the couple. She has an issue with the fact that you are single.

4. The clique: They appear to be advantageous. They bought asoebi. They get the best of seats. They get served food on time. They receive the best souvenirs. The wedding reception was for them oo. You can't join them because they will make you feel like an out cast.

5. The Mogbomoyas (a.k.a where the party @): They are thankful that  the wedding didn't need an IV to make an entrance. These people gate crash and pretend like they were invited when we know they don't know anybody at the wedding ceremony. They blend in easily.

6. The Selfie freak: This person attended the wedding to be snapping pictures to post on social media. He/She wants to show that he or she is the owambe guy/chic. I don't envy such people from beginning to the end of the event; it is selfies all the way. Don't mind me they are having fun, abi?

7. The Networkers: They are on a business mission in a wedding ceremony. As they meet with people they are dropping their business cards advertising their make up business, fashion line, small chops business, photography hustle, souvenirs jobs etc. They do not slack as they want to make money on the go anywhere, anyhow.

Did I forget to mention a particular set of people at wedding functions? Feel free to let me in, itching to hear from you....xoxo

Sunday, 4 September 2016

#HabitsToDitch





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Habits are easy to form. They could also be hard to drop. I was told that it takes virtually 21 days to form a new habit. Just as there are good habits, there are also bad habits. Taking time to discuss some bad habits that could be appalling.  Would not act like am an etiquette champion but I am sure everyone can relate to what I am trying to point out.

 I have one bad habit. You can hardly watch T.V with me because I am always flipping the channels. I rarely watch a station, I would rather watch all stations that    appeal to me at a go than stayed glued to one. That way I get a bit of all stations. It is not a good habit particularly when I'm watching T.V in the company of others. To correct this anomaly, make sure I am not with the remote control.

I know of a couple that they fart amongst themselves. While some see it as a sign of openness and developing trust, this does not portray polished etiquette. I think the proper thing to do would be to take excuse and fart away somewhere in the toilet.

The one that pisses me is using the toilet without flushing. I cannot remember where I saw the inscription '' Use these toilet the way you want your life to be". In other words, if you use the toilet well, then ones life will be well and vice versa. It has not reach that level but some people do not know how to make use of the toilet. It is not nice making the toilet a mess. Sometimes, it can not be helped particularly if there is no water. No matter what it would be better to behave like a like someone civilised, abi?


There are people who once they get paid they go on shopping spree. It is the leftover that they end up saving. Before you know it they become indebted. Financial intelligence is not only about wealth accumulation. It is also virtually about self-discipline. Would pretend that I have good habits but I know I am working on my bad habits and I think everyone should too.Bad habits can be corrected with discipline.
 

My focus today is on bad habits. I did a short video to that effect. Kindly watch and tell me what you think *winks*